Check out the winning answers of our country’s newest beauty queens during the Binibining Pilipinas pageant

A pretty face matched with a perfect figure is not the only formula for a woman to win in a prestigious pageant such as the Binibining Pilipinas. It is also about how well a candidate expresses an effective and impactful response to the question thrown at her that would definitely get her the crown.

Take a look at our latest reigning beauty queens’ who slayed the question and answer portion during the latest Binibining Pilipinas pageant.

Michele Gumabao, Bb. Pilipinas-Globe 2018


Question by Ces Oreña-Drilon:

“What can you do to fight fake news?”

Gumabao’s answer:

“I know that fake news is very rampant nowadays. “But in order to fight this, we must first know what we are reporting, know what we are reading. “And at the same time, be accountable with what we say especially online. “And I hope that media always filters and use their resources to always deliver truth and authentic news.”

Eva Patalinjug, Bb. Pilipinas-Grand International 2018


Question by H.E. Victor Hugo Echiverri, Columbian Ambassador to the Philippines:

“What is the role of beauty queens in the pursuit of our country’s economic success, if any?”

Patalinjug’s answer:

“In these times of uncertainty and fear that has seemingly taken over in our country, we have remained steadfast as we face all of the challenges. “As a united nation, what we should do is to set aside our political differences, forget our academic and social preferences, and let love and loyalty for our country rise above all…”

Karen Gallman, Bb. Pilipinas-Intercontinental 2018


Question by Precious Lara Quigaman, Miss International 2005:

“Do you agree that a third rest room should be built for transgenders? Why or why not?”

Gallman’s answer:

“I definitely agree there should be a third rest room for transgender because as women, we would like privacy, and also with men. We have a separate room for the transgenders to serve as equality and privatization.”

Jehza Hueler, Bb. Pilipinas-Supranational 2018


Question by H.E. Sung Kim, US Ambassador to the Philippines:

“What do you think is the most important quality of a millennial woman?”

Hueler’s answer:

“I think the most important quality a millennial woman have is to have ambition. With her vision, she should have this attitude and perseverance so that she can achieve her goals. And through that vision, she would be able to express herself freely. So, I would hope that all the millennials out here would really adhere to our culture and our tradition so that we can inspire others, we can impact people.”

Ma. Ahtisa Manalo, Bb. Pilipinas-International 2018


Question by Precious Lara Quigaman:

“How should a beauty queen respond to ruthless criticism?”

Manalo answered,

“A beauty queen should always respond to criticism constructively. We beauty queens are public figures. And we put ourselves in the position to be judged. But nonetheless, we should always filter which comments we should accept and what we should not.”

And last but definitely not the least, our Miss Universe-Philippines 2018, Catriona Gray, who slayed the question of H.E. Sung Kim, quoted:

“After the devastating war, Marawi is now on its way to recovery. What is your message to the young women of Marawi?”


Gray won the Miss Universe-Philippines crown with the answer:

“My answer and my message to the women were to be strong. As women, we are the head of the household and we have amazing influence not only in our own families as mothers, sisters, and friends but also in our community. If we could get the women to stay strong and be that image of strength for the children and the people around them, then once the rebuilding is complete and is underway, the morale of the community will stay strong and high.”


Who among these ladies do you think was able to slay the question and answer portion the most? Don’t forget to drop your thoughts in the comments section below!

SOURCES: PEP | Philstar

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